The Downtown Wedding Showcase offered brides-to-be lots of inspiration.
If you happened to walk down Pineapple Avenue last Thursday night between 6 and 8 p.m., you would have seen a gaggle of women congregating near L. Boutique and L. Spa, champagne flutes in hand, enjoying the first-ever Downtown Wedding Showcase. The brainchild of Nicole Kaney of NK Productions, the event was designed to highlight some of downtown Sarasota’s best wedding-industry businesses and offer brides-to-be the chance to meet the experts, get wedding tips and see the top bridal trends right now.
What we loved: The beachy, aquamarine-themed table décor (perfect for Sarasota) by Linens by the Sea; mini-cupcakes, cookies and other pastries from The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota’s dessert display (the chocolate-orange was a favorite); letterpress stationery in a variety of colors from Write-On Sarasota; bouquets for bridal parties and receptions from The Naked Florist; light bites—perfect for passed appetizers at a reception—from Michael’s On East; lookbooks from Blonde Cow Photography showcasing the photographers’ signature style; and swoon-worthy jewelry from June Simmons Designs that paired perfectly with the fabulous gowns La Mariee’s had on display. To top it all off, L.Spa was offering free mini-manicures and massages, plus skincare tips to help brides look their best on their big days. You know it’s a fun event when guests are still hanging out past the official end time, which was certainly the case Thursday night.
And speaking of weddings, stay tuned: You’ll see more Sarasota wedding coverage on our site very soon. In the meantime, if you have questions you’d like answered by local wedding experts, send them firstname.lastname@example.org and look for the answers in upcoming blog posts.